Sunday, 6 March 2011

Ups and Downs

It's been quite a good week for Getting Things Done, but with a few annoyances thrown in too. Nothing too bad though, don't worry :-)

Ups (featuring way too many italics)
  • All 3 of us went to the dentist for a check-up on Monday (first time for K) and no-one needed any work done. Yes, even me!
  • On Tuesday I made an impromptu stop at the fabric shop and found some knit fabric on sale. Despite Japan being heaven for super-cute quilting-weight printed cotton, I rarely see material suitable for clothing. And here I found pre-cut pieces (160cm square or bigger) for 300 yen each. I bought 4. No idea what I'm going to do with them, but...
  • I managed to find the time to decorate a couple of T-shirts for K's birthday (which was yesterday; more on that another day...)
  • As today was the first Sunday in almost 2 months when I didn't have to get up before 7am to go to work, I put in a Lie-In Request. H got up with K at 7.45, and I went back to sleep until I woke up again naturally - at 11.50! Eek. Thanks H :-)


  • Lower-back pain, which seems to now have transformed into somewhere-inside-my-left-hip pain. I know that I've been really lucky to get this far through 2 pregnancies with no back pain, but that is little comfort when putting any weight on my left leg hurts so much. I'm glad that it held off until I'd finished work, but so much for March being the month of doing enjoyable things. Instead I'm just trying to avoid anything that involves getting off the sofa. Sympathetic advice from the doctor at my check-up on Wednesday? 'It'll get better when you give birth'. Right. Thanks.
  • At the shopping centre the other day, a little girl (but not that little, maybe around 6) pointed me out to her mother as 'strange'. As in 'Look at that funny woman Mummy'. Is it cos I is white? Or because I appear to have a watermelon stuffed up my jumper? Or because I was hobbling along like someone expecting a telegram from the Queen? Maybe a combination of all 3...


  1. My yogic advice to the funny woman is:

    Your left hip hurts because most pregnant women (should) sleep on their left side. Treat it by lying on a tennis ball for a few (agonizing) moments. Also do lots of Supta Baddha Konasana (reclined butterfly stretch) on a bolster, or folded blankets or something, with head support so that your chin isn't tilted up so that it's above your forehead. If your knees hurt, you can support them with yoga blocks, or a thick book like Shakespeare (or Harry Potter!).

  2. Ooh, thanks Ted! At last, someone with some concrete advice. Off to find a tennis ball now...